1. Durham

Where is Durham?

Durham is located in the county of Durham, North East England, six miles north of the town of Spennymoor, 12 miles south-west of the major city of Sunderland, 103 miles south-east of Edinburgh, and 233 miles north of London. Durham lies four miles south of the Tyne & Wear border. Durham falls within the unitary authority of County Durham. It is in the DH1 postcode district. The post town for Durham is Durham.

Durham on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Durham
Location of Durham within the UK

Which county is Durham in?

Durham is in the ceremonial county of Durham, the historic county of Durham, and the administrative county of County Durham.

Ceremonial CountyDurham
Historic CountyDurham
Administrative CountyCounty Durham

Where is Durham in Durham?

Durham is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Durham, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Durham.

Location of Durham within Durham

What is the postcode for Durham?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Durham is DH1 4SF.

Where is Durham in DH1?

Durham is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the DH1 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the DH1 postcode district.

Location of Durham within DH1

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What is the post town for Durham?

The post town for Durham is Durham. Durham is in the DH1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Durham.

What is the latitude and longitude of Durham?

The centre of Durham is located at position 54.77786° latitude and -1.5826° longitude.

Latitude54.77786°
Longitude-1.5826°

What is the easting and northing of Durham?

The centre of Durham is located at the grid reference easting 426946 and northing 542630 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting426946
Northing542630

What are the nearest towns to Durham?

Position of Durham relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Durham to the centre of the town.

6m
Durham is 6 miles north of Spennymoor
6m
Durham is 6 miles south of Chester-le-Street
6m
Durham is 6 miles south-west of Hetton-le-Hole
6m
Durham is 6 miles north of Ferryhill
6m
Durham is 6 miles south-west of Houghton-le-Spring
6m
Durham is 6 miles north-east of Willington
8m
Durham is 8 miles north-east of Crook
8m
Durham is 8 miles south-east of Stanley
9m
Durham is 9 miles south of Washington
9m
Durham is 9 miles north-east of Bishop Auckland

What are the nearest cities to Durham?

Position of Durham relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Durham to the centre of the city.

12m
Durham is 12 miles south-west of Sunderland
14m
Durham is 14 miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne
44m
Durham is 44 miles north of Ripon
54m
Durham is 54 miles east of Carlisle
60m
Durham is 60 miles north of York
68m
Durham is 68 miles north of Leeds
69m
Durham is 69 miles north of Bradford
70m
Durham is 70 miles north-east of Lancaster
76m
Durham is 76 miles north of Wakefield
84m
Durham is 84 miles north-east of Preston

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